I just listened to all of the Keith Ranger interview and was struck by the eerie parallels between YOUR 24 September podcast and OUR 24 September SolderSmoke podcast:
-- Both shows discussed the involvement of Anglican clergy in the hobby.
-- Both discussed the joys of simple QRP gear.
-- George Dobbs G3RJV came up in both.
-- BOTH featured discussion of the BD139 transistor (!!!)
-- Both discussed the use of ceramic resonators in ham circuits.
Great minds think alike!
I really enjoyed your interview with Keith. I have enjoyed reading in SPRAT about his projects -- years ago I built his MB4 receiver. I listened while I worked on my homebrew receiver. It was the ideal accompaniment. I also like the stickers on his transmitter.
Please pass this on to Keith if you can.
Thanks and 73 Bill
I also liked Keith's comments on the joys and perils of amateur electronic engineering.